Tulsi Gabbard says she will skip the December Democratic debate "Gabbard has been critical of the Democratic National Committee throughout her campaign, and even threatened to boycott October's DNC debate, before deciding to join. The Hawaii representative then, without evidence, claimed that the DNC and corporate media were trying to "hijack the election." Gabbard has continually criticized the DNC for its debate qualification criteria, including the fact that it only recognizes certain pollsters as counting toward the minimum polling threshold. " My respect for her grows daily. If she's not on the primary ballot here, I'll write her in.